Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Time for Change

January 9, 2012


Today is the first day of the "Paleo Challenge." Thats 6 weeks of strict Paleo for hubs and I. No, I am not pregnant (even though you wont see me drink for the next 6 weeks). No, this is not something we "have" to do... this is something we are choosing to do.

The rules have been set by CrossFit Wachusett. There is a prize, but honestly, its not the prize that is my motivation for this one. Its a personal challenge, its a mental challenge and the satisfaction and results that will come from it are more than any physical prize I can be given.

Whats the change? Hubs and I already pretty much eat Paleo already... Why change things up? Well because there is always room for improvement and currently we allow ourselves at least one "not so paleo" meal a week and occasionally we "stretch" the rules. We allow ourselves some sugars, protein powder outside of a 1/2 an hour of our workout and of course, there is the alcohol. We have significantly cut down on our drinking, this will eliminate it for 6 weeks. I am really looking forward to the results!

Its going to be fun!! I am going to keep track of my meals and beverages here... I did take pictures, weigh myself and measure myself yesterday so lets let the Paleo Challenge speak for itself eh?

WARMUP:
500m Row
2 Rounds
- 10 Spiderman
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Toes Through Rings
250m Row
2 X 9 Fundamentals
Lax Shoulder Mobility

WOD: "Diane"
21-15-9 for Time
- Deadlift (155 lbs)
- HSPU (two smallest black bands)
(My Time 7:17)

SKILL: 50 Burpees for Speed

DAY 1 - PALEO CHALLENGE
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Paleo Banana Bread Muffins
Lunch - Leftover Chicken Topped with Crispy Prosciutto
Afternoon Tea
Snack - Lara Bar
Dinner - Pork Chops and Balsamic Butternut Squash
Water throughout the day...

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